Ah Hastings, where the Empire / Warspite feud began all those years ago. My Ancestors fighting with Harold, yours with that blaggard William. Harold had already seen off Orm's ancestors at Stamford Bridge, but Hastings? well that, alas, was a bridge too far... or was that Arnhem? any whatever...Harold and old warspite lost and dear old England was never quite the same again...
Still, that's in the past - all forgotten now, and no longer enemies, isn't that right Empire you froggy £$%^&*$?
Yes, those were the days, lots of ravishing of Warspites women, pillage, plunder, murder and soiled armour....the Good Old Days as my father Sir General Hogmanny Melchett used to say.
In the library I found an old Manuscript dated 1066 and after careful translation I have put together what actually happened....
......'and so Harold and his faithful man-servant Jester de Warspite, together with his Army marched North to Stamford Bridge.
There a grate Battyle was fought, and Harold won a great victory after Orm Longhorn charged the Viking Army down the hill and straight over a cliff into the North Sea ( Ed: Longhorn was very short sighted ).
But no sooner was the victory won than news reached Harold that William had landed at Hastings, together with his greatest warriors, including Richard de Alencon Empiricus, a tall and noble warrior.
The two Armies clashed on the roundabout in the village of Battle, and the fight went on all day. It is said that Norman Knights broke through and Jester de Warspite took aim with his trusty bow at the closest, Richard Empiricus, but just has he loosed the arrow, Harold turned round and walked in front of him enquiring about a cup of tea....'
The rest as they say, is History......
A nice picture showing the exact moment when my ancestor broke through, and when Jester de Warspite changed the course of English history
Our lives may be more boring than those who lived in apocalyptic times,
but being bored is greatly preferable to being prematurely dead because of some ideological fantasy. - Michael Burleigh